Spain 100 Pesetas banknote 1965 Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Spain Banknotes 100 Pesetas banknote 1965 Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Spain money currency 100 Pesetas banknote 1965 Romantic Lady with a parasol and the view of the Cathedral of Seville

Spain Banknotes 100 Pesetas banknote 1965 Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Bank of Spain - El Banco de España

Obverse: Portrait of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer and couple near fountain - staging of one of his rhymes, engraved by Alfonso López Sánchez.
Printer: Romantic Lady with a parasol and the view of the Cathedral of Seville, engraved by José Luis López Sánchez.
Watermark: Female head of the Romantic era.
Size: 139 x 88 mm. Circulation: 442 138 000 notes. In circulation from 2 December 1970, coinciding with the centenary of the death of the poet Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. This note was withdrawn from circulation on May 10, 1978.

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1965 Issue

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Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (February 17, 1836, Seville – December 22, 1870) was a Spanish post-romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented drawer. Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature, and is considered by some as the most read writer after Cervantes. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published. His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of Spanish literature and common reading for high-school students in Spanish-speaking countries.
   His work approached the traditional poetry and themes in a modern way, and he is considered the founder of modern Spanish lyricism. Bécquer's influence on 20th-century poets of the Spanish language can be felt in the works of Luis Cernuda, Octavio Paz, and Giannina Braschi.
   His Rimas also have been very important in the study of the music of the 19th century because of his poetry is the most set to music in the whole history. The Rimas have about two hundred versions put on music by composers such as Isaac Albéniz or Joaquín Turina.